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A+ Dundalk Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Dundalk Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Maryland
991% less expensive than the US average
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dundalk cost of living
F Dundalk Crime Total crime is 66% higher than Maryland
Total crime
4,51264% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2364% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-0%Year over year crime is down
Dundalk crime
D Dundalk Employment Household income is 35% lower than Maryland
Median household income
$49,29211% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,76520% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
Dundalk employment
D- Dundalk Housing Home value is 51% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$141,70023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0389% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Dundalk real estate or Dundalk rentals
F Dundalk Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Maryland
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
33%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Dundalk K-12 schools

Living in Dundalk, MD

Dundalk is a mid-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 62,337 inhabitants. Dundalk has a population density of 4,770 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 80%, the majority of the Dundalk population is White; this is followed by 11% Black and 3% Asian.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Dundalk, Maryland could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Dundalk and in the areas around Dundalk is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Dundalk has received a livability score of 61/100. This score is ranked in the 22nd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Dundalk has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+). Regrettably for Dundalk, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Dundalk on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Dundalk is actually affordable. The median home price for Dundalk homes is $141,700, which is 51.2% lower than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Dundalk, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 23.7% lower than the Maryland average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Dundalk area were 8.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.2%.

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Compare Dundalk, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Dundalk, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cheswolde Area, Baltimore7712.312,433
Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford, Baltimore739.316,535
Inner Harbor, Baltimore686.52,535
Riverside, Baltimore666.19,001
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lower Northwood, Baltimore667.113,686
Franklintown, Baltimore65111,503
Pulaski, Baltimore653.7475
Cedonia, Baltimore644.819,443

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
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Kingstowne, VA8149.215,779
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Bel Air CDP, MD8020.21,383
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Dundalk, MD - A Pleasant Surprise

I visited Dundalk, MD in the summer of 2008, when my family spent the fourth of July there. I will have to admit that at first when I was told that we were going to spend time there, I was not overly enthused. I quickly changed my mind once we actually arrived in Dundalk.

I had the best time and look forward to spending many more summers in Dundalk. The morning of July fourth, we attended a parade that was given by the city of Dundalk. The parade was truly a great experience and it made me proud to be an American and I was also thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the celebration with the wonderful people who lived in this small city. Later that evening, we went to view the fireworks display. The fireworks were awesome. I would highly recommend anyone looking to get out and see some spectacular fireworks on 4 July pay a visit to Dundalk.

The people were very friendly and they make you feel as though you were at home. We stopped at a local gas station to ask for directions and a very nice couple recommended a couple of cool places for us to check out during our stay there. We did, and we were glad we did.
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Source: The Dundalk, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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